Why become a member


Becoming a member

The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) very much values the support and commitment of the membership to bring choral music of the world together. Your membership is important to us and means that you can be an active and vital part of the international choral community and in the process of "Volunteers connecting our Choral World".

Benefits to members include:

  • Becoming a valued and active participant in the international choral community.
  • Having input into the future directions of global choral music.
  • The opportunity to get involved in global projects.
  • A quarterly edition of the International Choral Magazine (ICM) delivered electronically (with the possibility to have a printed copy).
  • Finding other choirs and events around the world through access to the International Choral Database.
  • Sharing ideas and skills by making contacts with other IFCM Members.
  • Keeping you informed of the growth of global choral music through access to the Choral Census results.
  • The latest IFCM news and major choral events distributed monthly via the IFCMeNEWS - delivered by email.
  • Finding expertise in choral training and development through contact with leading professional choral musicians.
  • Being part of the world's largest network of organizations and institutions working in the field of music through IFCM's membership to the International Music Council (IMC — http://www.imc-cim.org/)
  • Helping to nurture new ideas and creative artistry through the work of conductors and composers across the world.
  • Reading about many historical and contemporary ideas about choral music with free access to hundreds of ICM articles from the archives, with their translation in French, German and Spanish (http://icb.ifcm.net/en_US/).
  • Staying in touch with recent and up-coming events through the Calendar and listing of International Choral Events (https://europeanchoralassociation.org/activities-listing/).
  • Privileged access to the Musica Database, a multilingual collaborative database of choral repertoire.
  • And much more. See all the benefits here.

and.... knowing that you are playing an active and important role in the development and support of choral music across the globe!

IFCM International Choral Magazine

Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Magazine is published quarterly in the four official languages of IFCM: English, French, German and Spanish. It is distributed in more than 80 countries on the five continents and is the official voice of choral music around the world.

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Global Choral Calendar

Our focus at the moment is to unite the choral calendars of international choral organisations. Meanwhile please consult the calendar of choral events published by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat here.

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